I like Nairobi, and this is a post about 10 things you should Things to Know and Do in Nairobi.
1. Know the slang versions of Swahili
Our first tip for Things to Know and Do in Nairobi is to knows shenge. Swahili Slang.
Swahili, the main language of Kenya is a beautiful language, and there are many books and videos that show you how to speak it. However, there are slangs that make the locals not guess at once that you’re a foreigner – which is good, because this means that they will not overcharge you. For example, don’t go about saying “habari yako”, which is proper Swahili for “good morning“. Instead use words like “sasa“, “Niaje“, “mambo“. Those are local words that mean hi and will get you friends quick. Also use bob instead of shillings.
Food is expensive if you don’t know your way around and also depends on where you eat. Food in the CBD, as it is called is very cheap, but avoid fancy names like Java, ArtCaffe, and the rest. So how cheap is cheap? Anything from 500ksh ($4.5) is expensive. Also, whatever you do, don’t pay for food delivery.
You should try:
Pilau (Beef or Chicken)
3. M-pesa is a thing here. Get it.
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